This easy recipe is such a great food gift around the holidays that anyone can make. Layers of melted chocolate with crushed candy, it’s so delicious I always make a double batch.

Note: You can also make different flavor combinations. Instead of the peppermint, try sprinkling on top dried fruit, nuts, or even different kinds of candy.

Ingredients:

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1 cup milk chocolate chips

1 cup white chocolate chips

4 candy canes, or any hard candies, fruit, or nuts.

Note: For this recipe I used peppermint candy canes

Preparation:

Make sure to have space in your fridge to fit a baking sheet for this recipe.  Get ready a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and set aside.

To melt the chocolate you can do it in two ways:

1) The first option is to use a double boiler. Heat a small pot filled with water up to

one-third of the pot, and let it boil. Turn the heat down to a medium heat and set a larger glass or metal bowl on top.

Add the dark chocolate chips and hold the bowl with a towel while you stir. Keep stirring until all the chocolate is melted.

2) The second option is to use a medium size glass bowl and heat the chocolate in the microwave for 30-40 seconds at a time, stirring after each time until the chocolate is melted. The bowl will get hot eventually after a few times of this so keep a towel handy.

Once the chocolate is melted pour the melted chocolate on the parchment lined sheet pan and spread evenly with a spatula.

Let this cool 5 minutes.

Next melt the milk chocolate and pour over the dark chocolate on the pan. Spread over evenly and repeat this process again with the milk chocolate.

Once you have all three layers of chocolate built up, unwrap the candy canes and place into a zip lock bag. Crush the candy caned with a spoon until you have small pieces. Sprinkle the candy on top of the chocolate and let cool in the fridge for 2 hours until firm and chocolate is set. Take out of the fridge and cover with plastic wrap. Use a large spoon to tap on the chocolate to break it apart, and serve.

Happy cooking!

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